Choral Evensong Sunday, 11/9

The Parish Choir sings the service of Evensong on the 2nd Sunday of each month from September through May. The music is drawn from the rich repertoire of Anglican music.…

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Organ Recital: Yuri McCoy

The Moseley Memorial Organ Recitals are pleased to present Yuri McCoy playing St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church’s Schoenstein organ on November 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm, following Choral Evensong at 4:00 pm. Suggested…

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Animals Blessed at St. Thomas’

Mathew-blessing

There’s nothing quite like seeing how much children (or for that matter, adults) love their pets. St. Thomas’ witnessed that on Sunday, October 5th at its annual Pet Blessing.  The Pet Blessing is widely celebrated in churches of many denominations, including our own Episcopal Diocese of Texas.   The event marks The Feast of St. Francis—October 4th—a man remembered for his deep affection for animals.  St. Thomas’ version had dozens of animals and many adults and children out on its soccer field. The event began with a short worship service with readings emphasizing God’s creation.  After the service, the owners and their pets were invited to have individual blessings from rector David Browder and associate rector Mathew Fenlon (who brought his dog Jersey).  While most of the animals were dogs, there were also cats, a bird, and half a dozen stuffed animals. A pet costume contest featured such creative outfits as Snow White, the Grinch, a fighter pilot, and a bride and groom.  While a talent was not a requirement, a number of dogs showed off some of their tricks. During the contest, the human part of the crowd enjoyed snow cones and…